Abstracts of issue 21 (2013)

Ioanna Constandulaki-Chantzou

Jazz et taedium vitae dans La Nausée de Jean-Paul Sartre

In his novel Nausea published in 1938, Jean-Paul Sartre presents the case of a scholar possessed by a profound existential despair. “Some of these days”, a jazz song of the time, is his unique consolation. Finally, this melody and the power of music will reveal to him the proper answer that will save him: only artistic creation can justify human condition.

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